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 Post subject: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:16 pm 
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What a beauty.... an amazing discovery

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/giant-pearl-wo ... MjUyMDE0S0

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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:44 pm 
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (not in mine ! :D ).


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:37 pm 
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A giant gall stone in my eyes.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:49 pm 
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Umm.... I still have my gall stone somewhere. It was over an inch in diameter..... But it was a lot uglier than that pearl.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
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Was it? :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:21 pm 
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Oh yeah - really ugly. Probably hurt me a lot more than that pearl hurt the clam, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:51 pm 
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I was going to point out the same thing. Pearl formation is excruciating for a mollusc, but most humans don't care.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:45 pm 
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Believe me, gall stones are excruciating as well.


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But they don't last for years (I hope for you !)


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
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Actually they did (last for years). It took a while to diagnose them. Periodic intense pain. The last time was 17 hours straight, and I thought I was going to die. (Think how long it takes to grow one an inch an a half in diameter (and "innumerable small ones" as it said on the report).


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Pearl
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:38 pm 
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I have never seen a pearl like that! Wow, awesome picture


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